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$25,000 SLM All-Star Showdown Returning in 2020

Irwindale Speedway is pleased to announce that on February 1, 2020, the All-Star Showdown will return to Irwindale Speedway. With support from Bob Bruncati of Sunrise Ford, and Ken Clapp from The West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame, the “Sunrise Ford All-Star Showdown presented by West Coast Stock [...]

BULLETIN and REMINDERS: October 9th, 2019

  Kern County Raceway “October Classic” October 25th & 26th RACE FORMAT:  DASH: After single car qualifying, the top eight cars will redraw for starting positions for the 8 lap Trophy Dash (immediately after opening ceremonies).  The finishing order of the ‘Dash’ will determine the top eight starting positions of the [...]

OCTOBER CLASSIC SCHEDULE OF EVENTS – October 25th & 26th

  Friday – October 25, 2019   1:00pm                                  Track Credentials Open for K&N Series Teams 1:30pm                                  K&N Series Hauler Parking 1:30pm                                  Track Credentials Open for SPEARS Southwest Tour 2:00pm                                  SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Hauler Parking 2:00pm                                  Garage Opens 3:00pm                       [...]

JM ENVIRONMENTAL WILD WEST SHOOTOUT

    JM ENVIRONMENTAL WILD WEST SHOOTOUT OFFERS BIG BONUSES AS PART OF SPEARS SOUTHWEST TOUR SERIES 20TH SEASON   Bakersfield, CA – There are some big announcements regarding the “20th SEASON” celebration of the SPEARS (SRL) Southwest Tour Series in 2020.  The first of those announcements came this past weekend at Madera [...]

THORN SCORES 40th CAREER SRL VICTORY

Four-time SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series Champion, Derek Thorn, pulled off a clean sweep Saturday night in the “SPEARS Southwest Tour 125 presented by 51 FIFTY LTM.” at Madera Speedway. Thorn led all four weekend practice sessions, won the Performance Friction BrakesZero Drag Fast Time Award and claimed the [...]

NUMBER ‘1’ AGAIN

Linny White qualified 8th, but his string of pole position starts continued after he was left with the number "1" card, once all other drivers had drawn. White's prowess in the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series redraw is becoming legendary, as he has not drawn a position outside the [...]

MADERA HARD CHARGER

Congratulations to Colorado's Jace Hansen for scoring the Coleman Powersports "Hard Charger Award" as well as the Rookie of the Race. Hansen drove from 19th in the field, up into the top-10, eventually finishing 7th while improving 12 positions. In the rookie battle, Hansen beat out Jesse Love(9th), Rookie Championship [...]

HOTELS FOR KERN

Kern County Raceway   Courtyard by Marriott 3601 Marriott Drive Bakersfield, CA  93308 (661) 324-6660 Group Code:  SPEARS Southwest Tour Series  Group Rate:    $99   Cutoff Date:    October 15, 2019     Springhill Suites by Marriott 3801 Marriott Drive Bakersfield, CA  93308 (661) 377-4000 Group Code:  SPEARS Southwest Tour Series  Group Rate:    $99 Cutoff Date:    October 15, 2019  

BEELER IN AT MADERA

Two-time Pacific Challenge Series Champion Mike Beeler has announced his intensions to participate in the "SPEARS Southwest Tour 125 presented by 51 FIFTY LTM" at Madera Speedway on September 28th. Beeler tied Jeremy Doss as the only two-time champions of that series, and counts four overall series victories. Beeler has [...]

“The Legend Lives On” Strmiska RETURNS

When it comes to racing in the central valley of California, there are few names more synonymous with hard racing and winning than the Strmiska family name. Third generation driver Ross “The Legend Lives On” Strmiska will be striving to continue on in that winning tradition, when he heads [...]

MADERA SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 27th & 28th

Madera Speedway Friday – September 27, 2019 Spears Southwest Tour and the Spears Modified Series, Legends of the Pacific, Madera Hobby Stocks, Toyota Sedans, Legends of Kearney Bowl   2:00 PM                      Pit Gates Open – SPEARS Southwest Tour/Modified Series Only                  3:00 PM                      Pit Gates Open – Local Divisions and Legends   4:30 – 4:50 [...]

HERZOG’S HOMETRACK

Austin Herzog has announced his entry into to the “SPEARS Southwest Tour 125 presented by 51 FIFTY LTM” on September 28th at Madera Speedway. Herzog is currently the championship leader for the Overall Pro Late Model Title, and is the runner-up in the televised Nut Up Pro Late Model [...]

SCHMIDT RETURNS FOR BALANCE OF SEASON

2006 SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series Champion Eric Schmidt has entered the “SPEARS Southwest Tour 125 presented by 51 FIFTY LTM.” on September 28th at Madera Speedway. Schmidt participated in the first two events of the season, but bad luck in those races found him on the sidelines for [...]

COLE MOORE ON TOP OF CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

Over the last month we have counted down the top-10 in the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series Championship Standings. Former champions and Rookie of the Year winners were among those included. We now reach the top of the heap where we find a former Rookie of the Year who [...]

WHITE EYES SRL TITLE

One driver, that may have flown under the championship radar at season’s beginning, now finds himself in serious championship contention, for the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series title. That driver sits second in the championship standings and scored his first career series victory at Kern County Raceway, this past [...]

FABOZZI THIRD IN CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT

As we climb even higher up the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series Championship Standings, we now reach the number three spot. That position is occupied by the highest ranked rookie, of the class of 2019. That rookie is Anaheim Hills, CA driver Tyler Fabozzi. Fabozzi has had an impressive [...]

THORN IS STILL IN IT

Derek Thorn is no stranger to setting records in the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series. The four-time series champion holds the record for most Wins, Fast Times, Top-Five’s, Top Ten’s, Money Won, Laps Led and most importantly Championships. The Lakeport, CA native is now in the running for something [...]

GOMES IN CHAMPIONSHIP HUNT

We now ascend into the top-five in this year’s SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series Championship Standings, where we reach a former series champion. Jacob Gomes is that former champion, and he sits fifth in the championship hunt, after six of nine events. The Manteca, CA driver narrowly missed a [...]

MOORE IS GOING AFTER MORE

As we continue our assentation up the ladder, in the championship standings for the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series, we now reach the number six position. That slot is occupied by Granite Bay, CA racer John Moore. Moore is a former champion of the Pacific Challenge Series Super Late [...]

HANSEN CURRENTLY 7th in STANDINGS

Jace Hansen currently sits tied for 7th in the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series Championship standings. He also sits second in the Rookie of the Year chase, after six of nine events have been completed. Hansen entered the 2019 season as the most experienced rookie candidate, in terms of [...]

SPANGLER IS BACK

Keith Spangler made his first SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series start of the season, with his new Port City Racecars chassied Super Late Model at Irwindale Speedway. His season debut was a success, in his David Nava Mulcahy owned ride, even though he just missed a top-10, finishing 11th. [...]

THE OCTOBER CLASSIC IS BACK – BIGGER AND BETTER

THE OCTOBER CLASSIC IS BACK – BIGGER AND BETTER   BAKERSFIELD, CA – After the return of the legendary “October Classic” at Kern County Raceway in 2018, the iconic event is back again in 2019. For 29 years the “October Classic” was the biggest short track event on the west coast as [...]